Conference Agenda


 Friday, 06 November 2020
Time (CET)Agenda
13:00 hours

Expert video briefs from partner institutes: Military use of new technologies and implications for global security – followed by a conversation with Paul Scharre, Director, Center for a New American Security, Washington D.C.                           
Moderated by Richard Walker, Deutsche Welle

14:00-15:00 hours

Ministerial Panel
Opening Address: Heiko Maas, Federal Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany

Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden
Stef Blok
, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland
Tomáš Petřiček, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Conference moderated by Melinda Crane, Deutsche Welle

15:00-15:10 hours
Video Message by Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs of the United Nations
15:10-15:45 hoursBreak
15:45-17:15 hours

Panel-Window A
Strategic stability and the global race for technological leadership

Panel followed by Q & A

Alexey Arbatov, Director, Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow
Philippe Bertoux, Director for Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Paris
Bettina Cadenbach, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, NATO, Brussels
Christopher Ford, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Non-proliferation, Department of State, Washington D.C.
Tong Zhao, Senior Fellow, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Beijing

17:15-17:45 hoursBreak
17:45-19:15 hours

Panel-Window B
Global Security and Arms Control. The European perspective in the age of technological disruption
Panel followed by Q & A

Adam Bugajski, Head of Department, Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw
Bruno Fichefeux, Head of Future Combat Air System (FCAS), Airbus, Munich
Samantha Job, Director, Defence and International Security, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, London
Marjolijn van Deelen, Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-proliferation, EEAS

19:15-19:30 hours


Susanne Baumann, Ambassador, Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control, Director-General for International Order, the United Nations and Arms Control, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin